You would think that a state capitol with a population of over 200,000 people would be among the "haves" when it comes to superior broadband. Well, that's apparently not the case in Boise, ID.
As this article in the Idaho Statesman outlines, Boise suffers from the same type of duopoly that many medium-sized cities do. A single incumbent phone company (CenturyLink) and a single incumbent cable company (CableOne) have few incentives to upgrade their facilities to meet the community's needs.
Fortunately Boise has an example to follow in its own state. Ammon, Idaho has invested in a community-owned fiber network that's bringing consumer choice in advanced services for the first time in that much smaller community.
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June 16, 2021
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